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. hemo. i am marian lamazi. the newshour live from london. another migrant tragedy. hundreds are rescued 40 are found dead. the claims of preferential treatment to some refugees. >> also on the, a series of bombings in baghdad. more than 20 people are killed. a survivor is pulled from the
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rubble of the blast in china. it's reported more toxic chemicals have been found at the scene. mixing child's play with politics. donald trump's foreign policy statement on iraq. >> first of all, the iraqi officials are a crooks
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wrooiringsdz. >> in distress. they say they rescued 320 people. the captain of the italian navy ship has referred to distressing scenes, bodies of suffocated people being found in the holes of the ship that was in distress. yet, these kinds of tragedies
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are hardly unusual in the mediterranean now. i am speaking to you from a ship belonging to the a group, doctors without borders heading at the moment through the messina straits. it's been running an operation since may. no time, it has rescued thousands of people from the sea. the aid workers on this ship say they are performing a role that european governments are not. >> meanwhile, a brawl has broken out on the greek island of kos where thousands of refugees and other migrants are waited to be allowed into mainland europe. it's thought the fight was started over claims some refugees are getting preferential treatment. emma hayward reports. >> reporter: it's unclear who started it. but there was no holding back. as anger, frustration and suspension broiled over under the intensity of the summer sun.
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many had come hoping to get the papers to allow them to leave kos for the mainland, but the police station was closed. disappointment and desperation turned into chance of freedom. some hearsay others are getting preferential treatment. >> no papers. what papers? please. please, can you help? >> the situation on kos is becoming increasingly urgent. even a loaf of bread is precious. some people have found shelter and even a shower, but the facilities are being criticized. >> in kos, there is no electricity, no water and no food. no food. there is too little children in camps and women and girls and boys. >> reporter: hundreds of
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migrants are being moved on this boat left for athens on friday. another ship to be used only by syrian refugees has yet to start operating. but still, others wait, hoping despite their nationality they will be allowed on board. every day, there are more arrivals. many crossing the short distance from turkey. greece was not prepared for this. and athens has called for help from the outside world. it is, though, still waiting. emma hayward, al jazeera. >> just to update you, these are live pictures coming to you right now from kos where the ship is currently docked. it's been sent by the greek government to act as an asylum processing center andholding facility for syrian migrants that are currently on the greek island of kos. there have been tense scenes as hundreds try to board a train en
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massedonia that would take them to an e.u. country. huge crowds waited on the side of the platform for a train to take them to serbia, the last stop before entering the eu at hungary. the railway avoids dangerous sea crossings but there wasn't enough room for everyone on board. migrants tried to pull others off to secure a place. about 1500 people are trying to reach hungary each day before the country builds a razor fence across its border. in iraq, 2 one people have been killed in a series of bombings in baghdad. some died when a parked car blew up at a popular dealership and a roadside bomb exploded near a chain of commercial shops. more than 100 people were injured in both explosions. mohammed jamjoon is in baghdad for us and sent this report. >> this is being described as horrific attacks here in
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baghdad, really underscoring how 10ouos the situation as far as security remain. let me run through the separate stacks for our viewers. the first attack happened in a car showroom, a parked car bomb in the predominantly shia neighborhood that's in baghdad. 12 killed in that attack. at least 40 injured. the 2 attack, a roadside bomb targeting commercial shops in a neighborhood in western baghdad. 3 killed in that attack. 25 injured. the 3 attack, a road side bomb targeting also commercial shops in a town called medallion southeast of baghdad. two killed. a fourth, another roadside bomb targeting another commercial area in the neighborhood and a 5th ahead, a roadside bomb targeting a car repair shop north of baghdad. very much highlighting just how bad the security situation remains, not just in the outside areas but in the capitol. >> there are possible chemical
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lea leaks. despite the extensive damage, survivors are being pulled from the wreckage. richard martin reports. >> reporter: as fires continue to burn in tanjin, the rescue effort goes on. this man was found after search teams heard his cries for help. the scale of the aftermath of wednesday's explosion can be seen from the sky. more than 100 people are known to have died. now, there is a new danger from toxic sodium signide stored at the site. people living within three kilometers have been ordered to leave their homes. the disruption affecting an area far larger than that. >> i just bought some things and when i got to roughly number 9 street, i had to get out of the car becauthey blocked the road. i asked them what is going on. they said it's dangerous inside. you can't enter. >> among the dead, 21 five fire fighters. there is anger here and questions are being asked about their role. it becomes flammable when in
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contact with water. chemical weapons experts have moved in. china's president is demanding that lessons are learn before any investigation takes place, though, emergency workers continue their hunt for survivors. tanjin, a constant reminder of those who perished and those who are still missing. richard martin, al jazeera. >> there is much more still to come for you on the al jazeera newshour. commemorations marking 70 years since the end of the second world war. we will be speaking to one veteran who was awarded france's highest honor. being red, anger spilled out on the streets in guatemala. we will have that story for you. how a wounded tiger couldn't be saved from another major exit. we will have the full story for you a bit later on. now, fighters loyal to the
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exiled yemeni president hadi have made gains against howe ho houthi rebels. government forces have taken control in the third largest city, taiz. loyalist fighters say they fully control the shabwa prove incident in the country's south. >> means pro-government forces control 5 provinces overall in the south of yemen. >> reporter: taking control. pro-government fighters recapture the main security buildings in the city of taiz. it's yet another victory for president hadi's fighters. they have been able to defeat houthi rebels in several other cities across yemen in recent days. on saturday, they announced that they had managed to expel the houthis and their allies after similar victories earlier this
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week. these fighters, however, are not content. they say they will continue their fight until they are in full control of yemen. we are in constant contact with the other resistance fighters in the command hq in adden. we are working together to cleanse taiz and will focus our attention on liberating idlib. >> at least 18 houthi rebels were killed. the desconstruction is clear. almost every building appears to be damaged. momentum has been on the side of pro-government forces since they managed to recapture yemen's southern port city of aden. the saudi arabian led coalition has provided armored personnel persons and logistical support to the forces. but with all of this destruction and the extreme poverty faced by most people here, it's still not clear who will help rebuild the homes and lives of yemenis when
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all of this is over. jamal alshal, al jazeera. >> houthi spokesman told al jazeera friday's losses were a tactical withdrawal. >> to begin with, this was not at loss with respect to taiz. everything is under control. however, we pulled out of shabwa and aden provinces. this is a tactical withdrawal with the purpose of redeployment of popular forces. this was mandated by the conditions on the ground. simply that the aggression managed to prop propagate and the fem failed to realize when we headed south, we meant to protect the community from al-qaeda. >> was responsibility for ma
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maintaining security for society, itself and the southern mobility movement known as iraq. we feel that isil and al-qaeda will gain control of areas we pulled out of. >> moving to sir yeah where a cease-fire on two front lines has been violated with fighting erupting yet again. rebels fired mortars into the shia muslim towns in idlib prove incident. the government retaliated targeting northwest of damascus. zeina khodr is monitoring across the border in beirut. >> the mainly rebel movement involved in these negotiations saying it will no longer abide by the cease-fire and that negotiations are now over. a few days ago, a cease-fire was reached on two front lines in syria. one in the north and one in the damascus countryside. warring parties were involved in negotiations that would have
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seen rebel fighters get safe packages to leave the town in the damaskas countryside. in exchange action civilians in the villages in two shia villages populated by government loyalists would be evacuated. what we understand is that the government has another demand, and that was not just the fighters would have to lean but the civilians as well for the opposition, that means depopulating an area and changing the demography. they are saying that they will not accept this. so, there are -- so these neg on or aboutations really were about a population swap which would be really unprecedented. yes, we have seen people being decimates from one area to another, and we have seen the different parties trying to carve out different zones. but this would be a deliberate agreement to swap populations, allow the shias who are in idlib, they have been holding out, even though much of idlib
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prove incident is now with the rebels, they would leave and the sunni population would leave to the rebel-controlled north. so, now, the rebels are saying that these negotiations, they are now over, and what we are expecting really over the next few days is even more battles on -- in both these areas. >> china and south korea have criticized the japanese prime minister for not making a direct apology during world war ii commenrations. he expressed remorse but said future generations should not be obliged to apologize. harry fawset sent this report from tokyo. >> tukoma didn't find out about the seats fire until two days afterwards. it made little difference to him or his comrades. a 16-year-old cadet serving in china, he says his naive nationalism had long given way to the reality of war. he saw brothels and fighting and
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killing chinese civilians. his war two would last two years beyond the war in signeria. >> i did not kill an enemy or participate in a combative act but the military i joined invaded other countries, abused and humiliated people. it is an inescapable truth. it was a military aggression. >> 70 years in japan in the throes about how large a shadow that history should cast. the emperor was an 11-year-old boy when his father's surrender speech was broadcast to the nation. today, his message was one of peace and condole he knew. >> reflecting on our past and bearing in mind the feelings of deep remorse over the last war, i earnestly hope that the ravages of war will never be repeated. together with all of our people, i now pay my heart-felt trib beauty to all of those who lost their lives. >> japan's prime minister pledged his nation would never
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repeat the horrors of war but shinzo abi didn't as his predecessors did talking of damage done to asian neighbors. on friday, in his key statement, he endorsed apologies made by previous governments but didn't restate them personally. in south korea where this anniversary is known as liberation day bringing to an end 35 years of the japanese colognian y'all rule, that didn't go unnoticed. preside the president said abi's statement included few of a regrettable points and called on japan to uphold previous apologies through actions. china's foreign ministry said abi was evasive regarding military aggression and should have made a sincere apology to the victim countries. neither beijing nor seoul would have been impressed that he sent a cash offering to the shrine where war criminals are also honored. abi wants to use this
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anniversary ve as a chance to prevent future general raises continually apologize for japan's world war ii actions. he says he wants to give japan the right not just to defend itself but also it's allies as a normalized national in the 21st century. the problem is that the past he wants to move beyond is still hugely devisive here at home and in japan's relationship with neighbors. >> the prime minister poll numbers to clear up passivist restrictions on the military remains at 60%. recasting the post-war mindset seems to be the main an mating cause and he is determined to press on. harry faw seatbelt, al jazeera, tokyo. >> in the u.k., the prime minister remembers the british royal family led trib utilities to those lost in the conflict. in a moment, i will be speaking to one veteran who was awarded france's highest honor. first, simon macgregor wood has this report for us now from
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central london. >> reporter: the day began with the queen attending a religious service with veterans of the fighting and the prime primary, david cameron. later in what is known as horse guards parade, there was the usual pomp and ceremony at an outside service led by prince charles. air force plains, old and new flew overhead to start it off. >> this was a chance to remember the 70,000 british soldiers who died fighting the japanese and pay tribute to those that surviv survived.
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. >> is it will be the last chance for many of them to tell their own story. constance halford thompson supported british troops running a can teen near the front line. her future husband peter was a prisoner of war. it brought back a lot of memories that were tucked away. and, you know, when you saw these chaps come out of the camps, it was terrible. but i am really glad to be here. just the last time, you know, i shall do anything like this. >> the british fighting against japan seemed remote to many. it was fought in far-often colonial out posts in defense of imperial possessions. it had little impact on the home
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front. >> today, the resentment of japanese behavior in the war has largely been othercom. this was a chance for those still alive to take the public's ovation for a bitter struggle some believe never received the recognition it deserved. simon macgregor wood, london. >> let's speak to stevenwise former research fellow at kings college london. served with the french resistance and awarded france's highest horn for his services. thank you very much for coming in to speak to us. your own personal story is really a fascinating one. can you start by telling us about your experience of the war? >> it was scary. it was frightful. it also, in terms of the actual fighting, i was in the infantry
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outfit, and only 70% of the americans actually did the fighting. and of the total of 11 or even 12 million military men because that's what it took in order to do the job and to succeed. >> and today is the anniversary for you personally when you arrived on the southern -- on the beaches of southern france. >> yes. >> in 1944. just tell us exactly what happened the, what that was like for you. >> i went swimming off of the coast of corsica the day before the actual landing. we had left from naples in our landing craft, and then, from corsica the next day, 0945 in the morning, we hit the beach as we used to say in those days, near san rafael, and the beach was about 5 kilometers east of
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that large town. and i had never seen such fire power in my whole life ever and i h i hope not to see it again. in the air, on the sea, anywhere. it was so intense. battleships, cruisers, rocket firing, landing crafts. extraordinary. >> of course world war ii has been described as the most destructive, most savage global conflict in history. what do you say to those that find it very difficult to imagine what it would be like because they haven't 4ri6d through it? they may have heard stories from strength trans like yourself -- veterans like yourself what would you have to say? >> don't go to war unless you have to. be sure you know why you are going to war.
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fight for your principles. and do everything you can. not from the point of view of appeasement but reality. it is so destructive individually and collectively. >> and i would be interested to get your thoughts on japan at the moment because the japanese prime minister has been criticized for not making a direct apology during the commemorations that have taken place. how do you feel about that? >> i think it's an expectation that's unreal. i think we ought to give that up, recognizing that based on their culture, they are not about to apologize. >> you don't have a problem with that personally? >> do i have a problem? i don't have a problem with it. it's a recognition. i mean, i would be surprised, let's say,
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if the germans didn't apologize or the representatives of countries in europe eventually wouldn't apologize, but i think it's unrealistic to think that that tight of a culture >> what you had mentioned, but for most people, whether you are an actual combat or you are a civilian being bombed or being
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starved to death or being occupied buy in this case, the germans in world war ii, it is the so impacting. it is so traumatic. it is so difficult to the work your way through this that it isn't a question of avoiding these things happening, but they will happen. the thing i am interested in is that we minimize these kind of wars that in my lifetime goes on and on. >> dr. stephen weiss, really fascinating to get your thoughts on this, on the signifcancer of event did today and hearing a little bit about your personal story. we could keep on talking, but maybe a conversation for another time. thank you again for coming in. >> thank you. >> there is more to come for you on the al jazeera news hour. patriots polled.
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pass welcome back. you are watching the al jazeera newshour life from london. a quick recap of the top stories. forty people are thought to have died off of the coast of libya after becoming trapped in a boat crossing the mediterranean sea. more than 300 others on board were rescued by the italian navy. at least 21 people have been killed in a series of roadside bombings in the iraqi capitol baghdad. rescuers are pulling survivors from the rubble in the chinese city of tianjin, a scene of multipleplosions on wednesday that killed more than 100 people. now, in other stories we are following germany is withdrawing two patriot missile defense batteries and 250 soldiers from turkey. they were sent to protect the fellownate member from attacks
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by germany the u.s. and spain deployed them in 2013 intended to shield turkey against military aircraft. the german defense ministry said the decision was made because the threat of missile attacks from syria has diminished. >> the director of the turkey project at the center for strategic and international studies joins us leitch from washington, d.c. thank you very much for speaking to us. can you tell us more about why germany made the decision to end its in addition turkey? >> timing is interesting. as you said, when you were introducing the topic, they remember brought in to turkey in 2013 a few months after a turkish check had been shot down. turkey appealed to help provide defense against possible attacks by the assad regime by aircraft
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or missiles. no attack took place since -- has tan place since the deployment in january. or was it february, 2013? now, we have to say why now and why not before? why not after? it may be tied to the fact that the german government is somewhat unhappy with the current fighting between turkey and the pkk. they have expressed some displeasure about the turkeyish focus on trying to destroy th the the threat from the pkk even though the germans deny it. >> this is perhaps something of a political reaction as well. how worried do you think turkey is about the threat from isil? >> well, you know, let's remember that the batteries were brought against the syrian threat obviously that's not the case.
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now, they are engaged in fighting not only the pkk but, also, isil. they have per minute the u.s. government to >> there are those who have argued turkey's decision to engage now and permit the u.s. to use its air base has as much to do with perhaps the battlefield that is shaping up in northern syria and what it perceives as a growing strength of the syrian kurds. is that going to create a bit of a dilemma for washington if not
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now, then pretty soon? >> well, this is the factor that united the two parts of the equation that i have been talking about, which is the kurds and isil from the point of view of washington, by finally, getting permission from the turkish government, it is hoping to be able to engage isil target did much more easily, more quickly, more effectively but in the process, the turks have got a promise from the u.s. that there isn't going to be a kurdish belt under the control of the pyd and fighting the ypg in northern syria. >> that's a gain from the turkish point of view. but at the same time, it has exacerbated relations with the kurds. with the syrian kurds and, of course, the turkish kurds not least because of the domestic tensions between the hdp, which
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did so well, the premium predominant kurdish fighter which did so we will in the elections. >> thank you very much. it was good to get your thoughts on this story in washington, d.c. now, two top political personalities hoping to become the next president are out campaigning for preelection at the same state fair. outspoken real estate mogul donald trump and hillary clinton leading the democratic party. they are in iowa and had a rare moment of unity where they lashed out at republican hopeful jeb bush's comments on iraqi. bush suggested the obama administration's withdrawal from the war in iraq created the instability that then caused the rise of isil. >> i find it somewhat curious that jeb bush is doubling down on defending his brother's actions in iraq, but if he is
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going to do that, he should present the entire picture, and the entire picture, as you know, includes the agreement that george w. bush made with the malaki government in iraq that set the end of 2011 as the date to withdraw american troops. that was done under george w. bush. >> you know, he made statement over the last couple of days that are incredible, trying to justify the war in iraq can't be justified. then he said skin in the game. i don't know if you saw his recent statement. he said the united states has to prove to iraq that we have skin in the game. we have spent $2 trillion, thousands of lives lost, wounded warriors who i love all over the place, and he said, we have to prove that we have skin in the game. i think it may be one of the dumbest statements i have ever heard. squ "skin in the game" we don't have to prove anything. >> joining us from washington, d.c. is our correspondent. donald trump has been one of the most outspoken candidates on the
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campaign trail so far. but are we starting to get now better idea of the substance of his campaign? >> not quite yet. by "substance" if we mean policy prescriptions, actual policies, saturday, today was mainly sound bytes. we are now promised specific policy positions on both immigration and the tax code on sunday. having said that, though, there is a certain amount of substantiveness about the trump campaign, sometimes unwittingly. he arrived at the iowa state fair in his helicopter. the iowa state fair is where those apiring to be president go to try to appear as men and women of the people even though they, themselves are millionaires and are being backed to the hilt by millionair millionaires. none of that for trump. trump rips away that veneer. he was outspoken about the role of money in politics. he said jeb bush, hillary clinton, they are puppets of lobbyists and big money. he knows because he was a puppetier. you give them a few million dollar and they will do what you want.
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>> that's a pretty substantive reflex on the state of u.s. politics. he is ahead of the field in the republican side of things. but it has to be remembered iowa, terrible, terrible pred t predictor of who will be the republr republic can nominee. how is hillary clipton's campaign going? and how has she been handling rebate bad press? >> that bad press, a lot of it is about the handling of e-mails when she was secretary of state. she had this private server through which she seemed to be conducting official business with her colleague.
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>> she deleted 3028 e-mails she said were private before she handed over her servers to the federal authorities. i am not sure that was well-judged. today she was saying it was all partisan politics as usual as far as the debate goes. the democrats clearly under pressure. rumors all weekend that vice president joe biden might enter the rates because of these issues of trust with hillary clinton and then, we have to mention bernie sanders. he is running at 30% to hillary clinton's 50 percent. he was at the iowa state fair today and 1 pundit said he had never, ever, in the history of the state fair see so many people turn out for one candidate. he is presenting the most left-wing, progressitch platform of any candidate we have seen in decades, years, perhaps, ever. he is doing this all over the country. it's doing it in iowa. so this seems pretty significant and at this very early stage to hillary clinton. he is a bit like jeremy where you are in london. >> interesting comparison live
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in washington, d.c. now, retired pakistan lieutenant general has died from a break himrage. he served as chief of inter service intelligence in the late 1980s when the u.s. backed afghans were in the last stages of fighting soviet union sources. he is widely credited as playing a key role in the establishment of the afghan taliban and was instrumental in the kashmir region of india. let's hear from the journalist reza rumi at the friday times. he joins us from florida viaa skype. could you start by putting this into context for us.
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>> you know, he was pretty influential in pakistan as well as the director general of the isi, the premier intelligence agency. he reengineered domestic politics during the late '80s and early'90s and was almost a king maker and handling the security and foreign policy. he got a little -- he was very close to the u.s. in the soviet union. when the u.s. walked away, he kind of turned against the west quote, unquote and then the
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islamic supremacist vision where this modern-day, many of the modern-day jihad movements start like that. so in pakistan, he was a contested figure but influential and in certain circles, very popular. >> very influential in shaping the afghan taliban as you say, he was the head of the spy agency toward the end of the soviet war in afghanistan. how did that relationship evolve or change the isi, the pakistan intelligence agency's relationship with the taliban a what were his thoughts on how it changed from the '80s compared to now? >> yeah. i think what, by the time the soph yes, it is were defeated and the international community sort of pulled out of afghanistan, you know, led by the u.s., of course, you know, there was the whole crisis as to
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how do you fill in the power vacuum? it is in those particular years that general hamid was orchestrating the sort of or facilitating the takeover of areas in afghanistan with the support of pakistani authorities. and that kind of set the policy that pakistan has been following for say the last 25 years or so which is to gain leverage and max pum influence in afghanistan worried that it's arch rival, india may not capture that space, that so-called, you know, strategic space. and drives pakistan's policies so in a way, he is the architect and the early inventor of pakistan's policy. of course, it has undergon many changes and the army, itself has
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undergone changes. today, the army chief is keen to undo the jihad industry which he built because he is not only very active with the jihad groups but was also active in setting up the jihad movement, you know, directing it towards the kashmir, a connell tested area between india and pakistan around 1990s. there was a lot of unrest, and pakistan has paid a price for that, you know, with all of the mushrooming of jihadist groups, responsive syrians being killed, the army, kids, you know, the army soldiers being killed. so pakistan is undergoing an introspective movement, you know, in recent months and perhaps a departure as well. a metaphor that particular age is over. >> it is a very interesting legacy that he has. very good to get your thoughts
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on it editor of "the friday times"? grata grataans will go to the polls to elect a new president on the 6th of september. a series of schedules by a u.n.-backed commission reveals the depth of corruption within guatemala's system. >> reporter: it's saturday morning in antigua, guatemala. hundreds of people take to the streets to show their political colors. elections are less than a month away and supporters of the opposition leader party are out to rally new recruits. campaign signs boast of honesty, transparency and honor. slogans that compete for voters' attention. these elections are being overshadowed by the biggest political crisis since the end of the 36 year civil war. >> at the root of the crisis, government corruption. >> over the past four months, guatemala politicians have faced a pair of multi-million dollar
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corruption scandals. several high level officials were arrested and top cabinet ministers including the vice president lost their jobs. the head of sesig, who is investigation led to the probes said criminal groups often gain a foothold during political campaigning. >> in general, corruption is at the verge of the political financing. unfortunately, this has produced an exflogs organized crime. criminal interests including drug traffickers are involved in political activity which has co opted the state. >> the investigation brought months of anti-corruption protests, the biggest demonstrations the country has seen in decades. a recent poll showed that while just 13% of guatemalaans trust political parties, two out of three have confidence in cicig. value as questions says it is a sign guatemalans are waking up
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to the political power. >> what's happened since the first in april shows there has been a growth in peabody's participation showing it's necessary, a citizen reactive in the fight against cranks and impunity for a pet better political system and greater inclusion in the government's decisions. >> on september 6th, guatemalans will vote for the men and women who will lead their country for the next four years. many say the potential for change has rarely been so close. david mercer, al jazeera, guatemala. >> still ahead for you on the al jazeera newshour: one man, one vote, calls grow loud irfor reform in somalia's electoral system. one report from jubiland. a man back from an eight-month ban for doping could be on top of the world.
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welcome back. somalia isn't likely to hold full elections next year because of continuing violence but the government is adamant that some kind of voting process will be held. without a system for registering voters, somalia's regional states are forced to rely on the clan system to elect leadership. mohammed adow reports. >> reporter: election time in southern somalia's jubiland state. members of parliament are voting
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for regional president. the public has no role to play in the process. so the full presidential candidates make their speeches for the mps and ask for their votes. >> one man, one vote needs logistics. it needs full voter information awareness. i think all of these infrastructure pieces have to be built up. in terms of the somali people, we are willing. we are ready. >> somalia's president, three years ago, he was elected by a parliament who is >> members were selected by clan elders. he then promised to complete the country's transition to democracy by 2016. the next president of somalia, he said, will be elected through popular elections. but he recently announced it will be difficult to hold such elections after all. the decision to cancel plans for a full election in somalia next year means progress on important issues such as security and the threat from al shabaab fighters has not been as quick as hoped
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for. and now, the government is under intense pressure to come up with a system that does not rely on clan elders to elect a president. >> we have to come up with a system other than the straight leaders select, you know, the next parliament and then those directly electing. >> system is no longer accessible to the public. >> government officials now say they are seeking an alternative electoral process for next year. al former constitutional affairs minister. >> maybe we will have maybe 20,000, 2778, 20,000, 50,000, the whole country and that 30,000 can also elect the president. >> back in jubiland's
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parliament, a winner is declared after one round voting. interim president mohammed islam has retained his seat. members of the public in attendance celebrate the outcome. they may not have a say in the polls but it's results that have got then excited. mohammed adow, al jazeera, somalia. >> okay now for sport. >> marianne thank you very much. the third round of the final major golf tournament was delayed. the leaders have been on the course in wisconsin. the delayed start because a storm held up the completion of round 2. australian matt jones. what a performance on course to being the highestplace indian in the history of majors, currently 8 and jordan spieth looking to win his third major. an incredible year. very much in contention, 7 under. tiger woods missed a cup for the third major in a row. he depleted the storm-delayed
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second round now rankedth 278th. at times, it was a struggle again. 4 over at whistling straits. wasn't good enough for him to continue. woods hasn't won a major in seven years. not only tiger woods is failing to recapture past glories. '91 champion john daly lost his cool action threw his club in the water on the 7th hole, but a fan fished it out of lake michigan to take as a souvenir. >> the world's most capped player over australia to retain the cup in the last major before they leave to defend their world cup. >> reporter: the largest trophy in world rugby for undeniably the biggest name in the sport. richie mccore, the ultimate team player finally, out on his own as the world's best. as he leads the all blacks
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follow. fired up following criticism of their defeat in the rugby championship decider, new zealand were determined to send the strongest signal of intent ahead of the world cup. free-flowi free-flowing, the all blacks stretched australia. his taste to put away cole. the exchange, there was little separating the side at ha. the new zealand stepped up in the second half. first becoming a southern hemisphere sensation strengthened his world cup credentials, securing his past and the penaltity try. cooper's high tackle doing nothing to improve his reputation. al man down, the wallabees were a mere shadow of last week killers, proving once again experience is everything. midfield master making the most of the advantage. his play making skills much missed last weekend, no new sparked another score. conrad smith adding to
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australia's woes. new zealand offered no respite, the wallabe. s, second try putting the game well beyond reach. a late try with little consolation for australia, hopes of wrenching the cup from new zealand 12-year grass locked. the 41-13 win, a chance to savor what is likely to be the last home international for richie mccall. a single goal remains, one so far unconquerable for all, the first in retain the world's cup, al jazeera. >> that world cup over a month away, the warm-up internationals are coming thick and fast. a close game in dublin as ireland beats scotland 28-22. a argentina lost to south africa this time. the top of the english premier league, a 2-1 victory, elsewher
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elsewhere. comfortable wins for swansee. drawing against stoke. no goals between watford and west brom. the occupied west bank have won the palestine cup: 2-1 in the second leg. a goalless first leg. he has been permission to cross israeli territory to play the match for the first time in 15 years. israel strictly controls the gaza border. the second leg has been postponed involving security checks from some of the gaza players. >> as a sporting event, our team was the winner. we will be the representatives in asia. we will represent palestine. if it was el shaja who would have won, we would have congratulated them. they are a great and respectful team. >> a memorable victory over india. the hero at the ball was rangan harafy 7 for 48ers.
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india were bold out for 112. sri lanka 1 up with 2 to play. malaysia rails on call for a first world championship title. the former world number 1 since completing an eight-month doping ban. he beat world number 2 to book his place in that final where he will meet the top seed, chin long. >> yeah. after eight months without playing any tournaments, i am going to play the final again. i hope i can realize my dream this time, and i will be focused. maybe this is my last chance to win the title to be a world championship so i will enjoy the match and play with nothing to lose. >> we will of course tell you what happens in that final. >> you better. >> good. thank you very much. >> that's it for now. i will have a full bullet for you in just a few moments time after a very short break. so stay with al jazeera.
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